We are very pleased to have Natasha Scott provide yoga and meditation sessions during the Camp. She is registered at the highest level as a RYT-500. Thru Yoga Alliance, Natasha is specially certified in Prenatal Yoga RYPT and YACEP. She specializes in Yoga for Chronic Pain and was trained with Neil Pearson. Natasha is a certified Thai massage and Reiki practitioner. She teaches a wide range of Hatha Yoga where all of these influences take place. Natasha’s life story is inspirational and a testament to never give up and always dig deep to follow one’s inner wisdom.
Marie Nairn will be joining us as our Camp Connect Chef, and will be preparing all of your nutritious meals while you are with us. Marie was born and raised in Quebec, where she began cooking at a young age. She received culinary training as the school of Calixa–Lavallée in Montreal. Shortly after her graduation, she qualified to attend the Culinary Olympics in Germany. After training for a full year, and raising money to attend, the team came back to Canada with a gold medal! Marie currently teaches cooking classes at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, and is excited to be joining our team!
Carla Flegel will be joining us this year as an artist, helping each of us to bring out our creative side. Carla is a resident artist at The Old School House (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach, who has been painting and teaching painting for over 20 years. While experienced in oils and acrylic painting techniques, watercolour inspires her to share and teach these skills. Carla feels that the magic which happens when water, paint, and paper come together has captured her imagination, while the portability, immediacy, and flexibility of the medium makes it ideal for journaling techniques. Carla is a member of the Canadian Federation of Artists, Decomsmos Art group in Oceanside, and an art instructor for TOSH and Chamainus Painter’s group. She is also the founder and leader of “my SketchyFriends” a pleine air painting group capturing Vancouver Island moments.
Tristin is a busy mom of three beautiful children ages 4, 7 and 9 with her husband of ten years. After the birth of their second child, Tristin sought something that would ingite her energies. This is when she found Nia. Nia is a perfect match of a healthy activity of combined dance, martial arts and mindfulness. She has no greater joy in life then sharing this beautiful practice with others. As a certified Nia Green Belt instructor, Tristin is keen to bring Nia to you at camp!
Laurel is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Kelowna. She is passionate about creating an opportunity for women to re-charge and find balance. There are essential things that women need to know about our health and wellness and Laurel will provide an opportunity for participants to learn these important elements and explore ways to incorporate these positive aspects into our daily lives. The experiential sessions will be provide women with ways to adopt new practices to ensure they are achieving their optimum health and others to further enhance routines and rituals they have already incorporated into their daily lives. You can connect with Laurel through her website, facebook, or instagram accounts.
Sharon Tomczyk s a choir leader, vocal instructor and author of the book VividLiving: Authentic Health for the 21st Cenutry Woman. Sharon operates her business, Esteem Vocals, out of her studio in Qualicum Beach BC, and offers vocal lessons, choirs, singing/music, arts in health care programming, personal empowerment workshops, and music enrichment programs. She is also the lead singer and song-writer in the indie rock band Counting Time. Sharon has been developing and facilitating singing, health, arts and personal growth programs for over 25 years. She has intensively studied the physiology of voice, and has gained deep insight into the personal liberation and healing potential of singing. She is excited to be certified as a SongShine(TM) facilitator, a program offering voice strengthening and uplifting “Arts in Healthcare” therapy to those challenged with neurological diseases which affect the voice.
Glenys Morgan joins us this year to share her passion with photography and wellness, and her commitment to the spirituality and the natural environment. Glenys has captured images from around the world, from the prairies (Manitoba) to Saudi Arabia to Korea. Glenys is a student of meditation and spirtuality, and brings these practices into her photographic journey. She currently calls Qualicum Beach home and has a Photography Certificate from Focal Point in Vancouver. Glenys’s sessions at Camp Connect will focus on the basics of photography- whether you work with a cell phone or advanced camera. You’ll learn all about light, and how to make it work for you to capture those incredible moments. You can Connect with Glenys at her website, on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, or Pinterest!